As I mentioned in my last post, I also chose to spend extra time in Amsterdam on my way home. This time I was completely on my own, but having already had a sampling (so to speak) of the city, I was very much looking forward to my final few days, and to exploring more Amsterdam!
This time I decided to stay at a small boutique hotel in the Museum District, just one block from the Van Gogh Museum- which coincidentally was my first outing the day after I arrived. Truly my favourite museum of the two (Rijksmuseum being the first I saw)-perhaps because I am a huge fan of Van Gogh- plus I loved the way the museum and works were displayed……it told a story.
Back to the boutique hotel- kudos to the small boutique hotel- Hotel Fita– a comfortable small hotel with a fabulous breakfast to start the day! Highly recommend this conveniently located hotel……..with a small elevator which was certainly a bonus!
This location is also just a block from Amsterdam’s Rodeo Drive for any travellers that like to shop, and close to several good restaurants- the best was The Seafood Bar where again I was able to slide in at the last minute for some delicious seafood.
Beside the Van Gogh Museum, I also headed out on a small group day trip to explore the windmills of the countryside, a cheese making facility/ farm with tastings, and visits to a couple of small villages. A great way to see a bit of the countryside.
My last day, despite the forecasted rain, I decided to walk as much as possible. I headed to the Jordaan area just past the Anne Frank house to browse in some small shops, before cutting up towards Central Station, and then across towards the Resistance Museum and the Botanical Gardens. Great exercise and a great way to see more of the city- and some more of the history of the city. I then caught a couple of trams back to my room, where I enjoyed a glass or two of red wine before heading to an Indonesian restaurant a couple of blocks away.
All in all, a thoroughly enjoyable exploration of Amsterdam- both coming and going…….
If this style of travel suits you, be sure to stay tuned to my posts, and then travel with me on my next trip of this sort…..